Sexual Life in Ancient India: A Study in the Comparative History of Indian Culture

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - Families - 590 pages
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Contents

PART
1
o Polyandry 108
5
b The daughter is beloved and happy
8
The spoiled daughter
21
e The fallen maiden and her sorrow
31
e The mans seed sent off by birdposl to her that is ready
37
g High esleem set on maidenly purity
43
a The fathers the kinsfolks right to marry away the daughter
54
e Dhimas chivalry towards Draupadi his search for
298
The wild and heedless love life of the man the woman only
315
g Places and opportunities for love parks woods picnics
322
iii Lovecharms
330
r Explanation of concepts phallolatry and some erotic details
338
FAOI
340
e She has her reward in the beyond
351
THE ORIGIN
359

The selfchoice of the maiden Svayamvara
78
k The Gandharva marriage
89
Marriage by purchase
100
q Speculations on the true nature of marriage
130
THE WEDDING
137
LIFE IN MARRIAGE
146
b High dignity of the eslate of father of the household
155
The Levirate
165
g The different kinds of sons
174
h Family life and family happiness
183
The misfortune of having but one child
191
WOMAN AS MOTHER
199
Reverence of children towards the mother
208
WOMAN IN HER SEXUAL RELATIONS
214
The woman then will
220
Commerce with her that is Still unclean strictly forbidden
225
b Punishment for dislurbing the surata death during
233
Means for heightening the powers and heroes in Strength of love
239
g Punuhments awaiting the lewd man in this life and in
246
not to look on a naked slranger woman
256
position rank and importance of woman
271
Condemnation of the venal woman
273
LOVE
277
The love romance of the giant maiden Hidimba
291
Woman the cause of procreation and of the Samsara
365
Pregnancy and cases of its extraordinarily long period
371
WOMAN LYING
391
a The spiteful holy man and the equally so cookingpot
400
f Intercourse and children begotten with the dead husband
406
WOMAN IN MISFORTUNE AND IN SORROW
419
THE IDEAL WOMAN
427
THE WOMAN OF ENERGT
436
Kunti fierily spurring on the words ofVidula
457
The ambitious and revengeful goddess
463
tgs
464
e Womens journeings
470
g The watch over women and how but one in the world
480
THE WORTH AND NATURE OF WOMAN
495
g Is evil and sorrow
502
a Women girls as gifts and fees for sacrifice
508
e The wife for ones friend
517
h Ramas treatment of the supposedly besmirched Sita
525
Woman the wife also can easily be got is an unimportant
531
The might of womans beauty
539
Additions and Corrections
549
Index
567
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